Lot 510: American soldier and politician (1737-1818) who rose to the rank of major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution but lost his command after a controversial retreat from Fort Ticonderoga. Uncommon ALS signed "Ar. St. Clair," one page, 6 x 7.75, no date. Letter concerning his finances, in part: "Col. Patton shewed me Yesterday a Note he had received from you, and I called to thank you for the Civility but was not not fortunate enough to find you at Home. and I am again unfortunate in that respect. Will you be pleased Sir to add to the kindness of your intimation that of delaying the Issue of process as long as it can be done to come in time for the next Term. I do expect that Mr. Troutman and the Creditors of our late House will be satisfied before that time, but I can take no steps towards until Mr. John Bayard comes." Professionally inlaid into a slightly larger sheet. Intersecting folds with a few small separations, scattered foxing, and several small circular stains to the upper right, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469
Wednesday, 10th February 2016
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